Construction over the Brisbane River
Two green bridges are under construction in Brisbane. The first just beyond the pictured Story Bridge from Kangaroo Point to the Central Business District, funded by the City Council, the second linking South Bank with the State Government’s Queen’s Wharf and casino development.
While quenching our thirsts with a pint of onsite brewed Felon’s Supreme Lager we admired the graceful progress of tugs jostling a barge laden with steel tubes, destined to the location of the first of the bridges.
Mowbray Park ferry terminal crowned by Story Bridge, Brisbane, Australia
Uber trips invariably deposit me in the city. As parking is restricted and in high demand I nip over the Story Bridge to take refuge in Mowbray Park, East Brisbane; to await the next call to action.
Usually six stacked shadows precede my path on the final leg of my journey home.
Last night, the path was dimly lit. Filtered light finding it’s way through surrounding vegetation on the boundary of the adjacent Fort Street High School.
The apex of the bridge provided two spotlights; nowhere near enough to light the serpentine structure.
The crossing over the Parramatta Road is usually well illuminated from six floodlights mounted high up on the side of the orange Kennards Self Storage building.
Is this a sign?
Park Hyatt, Sydney
The above is a view of Barangaroo from Ballaarat Park, this view of the Harbour Bridge will disappear once Sydney’s second casino rises up from behind the white hoarding.
Crown Sydney is a six-star casino and hotel resort that has been approved for construction in Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia. When it opens in 2020, it will be the second legal casino in Sydney (the other being The Star). However, unlike The Star, Crown Sydney’s casino will only operate with VIP membership restrictions. With 75 floors (including mezzanines) and a height of 271.3 m (890 ft), it will become the city’s tallest habitable building, surpassing Chifley Tower.